NTSB Identification: FTW85LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28990.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 19, 1985 in MONROE, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2207Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

APRX 15 MINS AFTER DEPARTURE, ON FINAL APCH TO MONROE REGIONAL ARPT THE ENG LOST PWR DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. DURING THE FORCED LANDING THE ACFT STRUCK CABLE TV LINES AND TREES CAUSING A RIGHT YAW AND UNCONTROLLED DESCENT TO THE GROUND. THE STUDENT PLT STATED THAT THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IF HE HAD VISUALLY CHECKED THE FUEL TANKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




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